The past month has been full of travel for us. From the ICF World Championships in Poland at the beginning of October, to Wisconsin, to Quebec, and back to Wisconsin again - we have been on the move.
After we returned home from Poland, we began our North American races for the fall. Our first was DOTY's Dusty Dog Dryland race in Mountain, Wisconsin. Going into the race with all the aches and sniffles of the first "cold of the season" made for a bit of a tiring weekend, but an amazing one nonetheless. It was also the first snow both the humans and pups had seen this fall as well! The trail was amazing, and the race was well put together. Well attended, it was clear that the race organizers really put a lot of time and effort into making it a successful event. Nick brought home a first place canicross finish as well as a 7th place finish in 6-dog rig. Joy returned home with a 4th place canicross finish.
From there, we then attended the Bristol Dryland Canadian World Cup in Quebec. This is one of our favorite races as it is very competitive. With a new course this year, we were excited to see what we could do! Nick placed 2nd in men's canicross with Kim Pare's pup, Fury. Joy placed 5th in women's canicoss with Oso. A huge thank you to Allison Stephens for traveling with us and for all the help!
We finished out our month of traveling in Pearson, Wisconsin at the Dirty Dog Dryland Derby. Day one was gorgeous - sunny with the perfect temperatures. While equally as beautiful, day 2 brought snow, the perfect snowball kind of snow, forcing the race to be cancelled due to unsafe trail conditions. Nick returned with a 1st place canicross finish and 4th place in 6-dog rig. Joy returned with a 4th place canicross finish.
Each race provides us with an opportunity to spend time with old friends, and make new ones as well. It was a great fall racing season, and we are excited to see what the next year brings for us, as we work toward our goal of the IFSS Dryland World Championships in Latvia in the fall of 2019.
A couple other things for you!
- If you're in the Springfield, MO area, join Joy at 4 by 4 Brewing on Thursday evening (November 8) for a beer and to hear more about the sport of canicross and how you can get your pup involved in the sport.
- A huge thank you to Talking Women's Sports of Jock 98.7 for allowing Joy to share about canicross and the ICF Championships in Poland.
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